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VOLl XXM' BIG STONE GAP. WISE*GOUNTYi VA.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 1371^47 N?.~2? Hon. R. T?te Irvine. In tlu? Inst issue of the Norton Progress. .Mr. Geo. R. Roebuck, in writing of our follow towns? man, Hun. lt. Tuto Irvine, the demoortttic nominee for con urcsB in ilie Ninth District, hau the following to nay, which will be interesting to many of our readei r: There in a quint, pleasing dignity about the Hon. It. T?te Irvini), Democratic nominee for Congress from the Ninth District, something peculiarly pleasing in his smile, a Btnile that tnakes friends without dis? playing a gap just below the nose like a cave tilled with phantom stumps. Then he can talk?Ueo Whiz!?ho can in? form you of matters that every? body in wondering about as if they wore mysteries, regular Teddy Sherlock mysteries. Hut hert Mr. Irvine comos along and tells them just so. Kur in fiance, ho says that nil and water won't mix. It is under? stood that Teddy and his horn? less Rullmoose is the nil, that What's left of "Hr'or" Taft is the water, and that the light, house on this turburlent sea is certain t'. Bascom Slump. There is not enough oil left, however, in the good old party's reporvoir for him to shine around the It. Tale Irvine rock. It is pretty early to play the dead march and sound the vic? torious trumpet over what is going to be the biggest Repub? lican defeat and Democratic victory that has over jarred the rocks and rills of this south west land. Rut oven at this distance one can hear the t umb? ling hoofH of the Democratic ?teed. Irvine, the Man, is in the Buddie. Reforo him trots, yea runs, the ghost of <i. t >. 1*. And this ghost is ten and four years old, a long, Ion?; life for a political spook. Rut 1 was going to speak of Mr. Irvine's masterful person? ality. Thero is u soul of sin? cerity in his big gray eyes, a hint of wisdom about his silver hair, and the unmistakable stamp of honesty and firmness about his determined mouth. Added to this is the charm of his conversational powers, i Ino has to talk with him but a few minutes to know that he has wide sympathies. Ho is a man of the Wilson type, and during the recent campaign was the ablest supporter of the Rresi dent in all thisseotion. He has in him the traits of Wilson, Hi'bolorship without pedantry, leadership without a touch of bigorty. Rehold in him the Man, tho winner of the Ninth! It was just, the other day that I had the honor of meeting Mr. Irvine. Twenty four hours pre? viously The Progress had asked ine to get mi interview with him. "Mr. Irvine," 1 said, "The Progress asked me to gel an interview with you. Have any? thing to say for the press?" A smile lit up his I".ice (he likes boys and a good joke? iinother Wilson trait i as In- re? plied: "On what subject!' church circles, card parties or wed? dings?" "Well?or no, not exactly. This is mostly politics." "Oh!" he said. "Well, what1 do you think of the present situation in the Ninth!'" Ho was interested now. "Situation" was his "cue." "1 am not doing much or say iug much just now. 1 am wait? ing for July." "Whom do you think duly will see blossom into n Repub? lican nominee!'" "Mr. Slemp seems to he their choice?they want him badly, and he should bo proud of it. l'orsonally, I wish him good luck." Mr. Irvine was confident that the Ninth would go democratic and would be carried by storm. "The breach in the Republican party is widening. Oil and woter won't mix," ho said " The people are waking up." And don't you know that he i? right? We have had the Urand Old Party for breakfast, for dinner, and for supper, and when the blue stockings ha a their teas and bridge the* were' served a ht G. o. p. P?r tour teen years have the mills' gournd the (1. (). P. stuff, an.I now a hunch has got together I and put up a man i hat will ' mnkotheG O. P. look like an Kastor carnation two weeks old. And Mr. Slemp says Unit Mr. Irvine nnn't win! /That's nat? ural. If you have got to die why not die hard? Hut it would he Rood policy for him to equip himself with non skid tiers, for th.i'atervine" hackers will keep the corners slick when the fray begins, the fray thai is goiiiK to end in a bust a Re? publican bust, don't you know, an accident as knrrihle ni thai which befell "iTfer'' Taft. Noel and Slemp. Lee County Man Says He Will Run for Congress. Washington, May A.?John 0. Noel, of Lee countv, Va,, when seen in Congressman Slemp's office at the capitol to? day reiterated bis statement, made in Richmond last Satur? day, thai be accepted as final the declaration made by Mr. Slemp that he will not again be a candidate for congress and that hi-, Noel, will make a cam? paign to Btieceed him. "I feel sure that Slemp will not again be a candidate." said Noel in the presence of Slemp. "Therefore, 1 hope the conven? tion which meets in Bristol, .Inly 0, will name mens bis suc? cessor, 1 feel confident that whoever the Republican nomi? nee may be, he will he elected, so I am going out to gain the nomination and expect to win. "1 have campaigned against Irvine, tin- Democratic nominee before and beat him. and believe I can beat him again. In 1008 J defeated him for the Virginia senate and feel sure I can do I feat him this fall if I can secure the nomination " "Well, Mr. Slemp, von beard that, what do you think of it:" asked the correspondent. "1 guess he's right," was Slemp's reply. "May we accept your pre? vious statement that you will not be a candidate again, as still standing good?" was asked. "I have made the statement that 1 will not run again so often that it is unnecessary for me to make it again." "Well have you and Noel fix? ed it up so that you will retire in bis favor? was suggested, "It's hardly a frame up, but I am out of tile race, and Noel says he is a candidate, that's plain," replied Slemp. Nevertheless, it is .still gener? ally believed here that the Re? publican convention at Hristol wilt nominate Slemp again and insist, on his running and that be will run. Enormous Reserves of Lig? nite in Alaska. The lignitie coal reserves of ttie Bonni Hied region, Alaska, nre estimated by the United States Geological Survey to be nearly 10,000,000,000 tons, which exceeds by nearly ,'1,000, 111111,000 tons the estimate made a few years ago, on the infor? mation then available, of the total quantity of lignitie coal in the Territory. The new esti? mates, -vliich are very moder? ate, indicate that the quantity of coal available in the Honni Reld region is greater than that of all the other surveyed fields of the Territory. Many Squirrels in Southwest Proeling, Va., May s ?Gray squirrels art. .becoming plentiful in this immedia e section with? in tho past two weeks. During the past winter and early spring no squirrels wore to be found in these woods. These rodents usually provo very destructive to eorn by unearthing the plant? ed grain as soon as the sprouts ,bIiow the ground. Base Ball Stonega vs Keokee The Simiegu und Keokeebase ball teams met for the first time time this season on the IVossbrnok grounds near Ston? ega ami cngugcd in one of the hottest Kainea that has been played since the season opened. A large crowd was out to wit? ness the combat, and the Itoda Hand was there also, tanking some extra good music, much in the delight of the fans. Keokf-e went after Wilson's shoots in a hurry in the first ami secured four hits, but owing to the heavy, wet grounds they made only one score. Peo? ples pitched shut out ball until the fifth, stonega scored in the lifth ami sixth frames and Keokee scored again in the seventh. Stonega made their winning score in tue ninth on two singles ami a stolen buso, before a man was put out. Besides their excellent pitch? ing, Wilson and Peoples got a i It roe bugger each, which helped their teams' scoring to a great extent O'Neal caught a splendid game for Stonega, pulling UoWn some very diffi? cult fouls. Following is*the'score by in? nings: KI It ST INNING Holstein singled to center tint stole second. Cohlinm singled to right and UolstOU WSS thrown out ut homo. Murin doubled to right. scoring < lotdlron. isiiicy -itigh-,1 to right, Muriiiout.it homo, \. Tato to O'Neal, GUIey.taking second on the throw. 1);ivIk died to William? in Center ObO run. lour hits, no errors. \Vi"dey struck out. Hall (sipped to Davit, s. Tata out, Peoples to .Murin. No rilllS, no hits, no errors. SKOONI) INNING Baker out, Wilson to K, l ate Long heat out a grounder lo short and stole second. Scatilou fanned. Peoples grounded lo E. Tau N o runs, one bit, no errors. Davis fumbled K. Tale ? grounder. V. Tat? grounded to tllUey, forcing K, T?te tt second. Wilson fanned. V Tata caught trying to steal second. No runs, no liils, one error. T11IR0 I NN INU Polly lakes V. Tales place in loft Held. O'Neal went to the grand aland anil pulled down llolston's foul, fold iron tiled to Polly. Murrln fanneil, No runs, no hits, no errors. O'Neal hunted safely Wells popped to Davis. O'Neal siolu second. Wil lams fanned Wesley,walked, Hall died to Itaker in deep center, No runs, one hit, no errors. I muni INNING Ollley lined bard lo Wesley. Wells dropped Davis lly in left.. Davis out stealing, O'Neal to S. Tale. Raker breezed No runs, no hils, one error. s. 'late Mied to llolstou in right. K. 'Tale ill,-.I to ('Oldlron Polly fanned No runs, no bits, no errors. I IK I'll INN I Nil Long and Seanlon died to Wells Peo pies fanned. No runs, no bits, no errors. Wilson tripled lo right O'Neal singled to right, soorlug Wilson. Wells popped to Stauten O'Neal went to tecontl on passed ball, Qllley run back and goi Whilatn'a lly. one run, two hits, one error SIXTH INNING llolstou fouled to O'Neal. Coldlron beat out a hit to short. Murrlu singled to center. Qllley out. Wilson to K. late. Davis grounded out, S. T?te lo K. 'Tale. No runs, two bits, no errors Hall singled lo letc and stole second. S. Tale out, Davis to Murrin, Hall going to third. K. T?te (lied to Coldlron, Hall st oring after the catch. Polly breezed, One run, ODS hit, no errors SEVENTH INNING Baker fanned. Long was hit by pitcher. Seanlon fanned Peoples tripled to right, scoring l ong, llolaloii Hied lo Williams in center One run, one bit, no errors. Wilson anil O'Neal fanned. Wells out, Seanlon to Murin. Noruus.no hit-, no errors. KIOIITH IMMING Coldlron hit bv pitcher. Murin walk ed. GUley fanned. Davis Hied to Wil? liams. Coldlron stole third. Itaker out, Wilson lo K. 'fate. No runs, no hits, no errors. Williams out. Long to Murin. Wes? ley and Hall struck out. No runs, no hits, uo eirors. NINTH IMMING Long out, Wesley to E. T?te. Kich ntond bats for Seanlon aud grounds out, S. 'T?te to E. T?te. Peoples lined to to Polly in right. No run-, no hits, no errors. S. T?te singled to left and stole second. E. Tato slugied, scoring S. Tale, which won the game. tunings 1 3 3 -I ft 6 7 8 9 It II E Stonega 0 0 0 U I 0 1 0 1 o ?) I Keokee 1 0 (Ml 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 Two tu?e hit?Murin. 'Three Hast- Hits?Wilson aud Peoples. Struck out?by Wilson, 7; by Peo pies, a. Bate on lw.Ha?oft' Peoples, 1: off Wil sou, 1. Umpires: D. B. Bayer? and 0. F i Btanton Big Stone Gap and Dorchester | played a pretty livoly game on the tatter's grounds last Satur? day afternoon, which the Gap boys won 6 to *_' after some live? ly playing on the part of both teams. Following is line up and srore by innings: Big Stone (lap?Potter, If; McCall, ss; King, 2b; Carnes, :tl>; Gille>, of; MoCorkle, c; Baker, rf; ParaotlB, lb; Banks, P Do reheat e r?Thompson, c; McNew, p; (Jreen, 'lb; Rich? mond, 3b; Lipps, ss; PattOO, lb; Isom, if; Horn, rf: Robins, of. FIRST INNING Potter singled thru short. McCall sacrificed, MoNow to Patton. l!?ru muflrit King's ily in right field. Potter was caught at home on the play. Horn !?> Uppe to Thompson, Caiiiea fanned. Nu runs, one hit, one error. Thompson grounded out, Carnes to Parsons, MoNew walked and stole ?ee ond ami went to third on (Sreon's groun? der to Parxms. who threw late to third to oatoh MoNew. McCorkle throw wild lo second, MoNew scoring. Qreen w-as thrown out trying to score. Klchmood out, McCorkle to Parsons Oiie run, no hiis, one error. SKI OND INNING Hilly united. MoCorkle walked und was caught stealing, Thompson lo Green. Ilaker oat, Green e> Patton No runa, no hits, no error?. Uppe out, Ranks to Parsons ration' breecedand Itom swung at three No rims, no tots, no ermm. third inning Parsons grounded to ftreoti, who threw wild to tirst. Parsons taking second. Hanks died to Robins in center. Potter singled thru short, scoring Parsons. Mc Cafi walked Potter stole third ant! Mo Call stole second. King and fames fanued, Ohe run, one Int. one error Horn fanned, itoblns out, MeCsll to Parsons. Thompson died to Potter No runs, no hits, no errors FOURTH INNING tally tiled to Richmond. McCorkle singled to right and goes lo second on wild throw. Ilaker Hied to Patton Parsons safe on tlreen'a error and stole second, Hanks out, McNew 10 Patton No runs, one hit. two errors. McNew liued lo Parsons. I i reell singled to center, Richmond hit into a double play. McCall to King to Parsons No runs, one hit. no errors. FIFTH INNING Pottt-r singled to left. Mot all doublod to center, scoring Potter, Mol all going 10 third on the throw in and is nut trying for home. King tiled to Horn. Carnes out, Lipps td Patton. one run. two hits, no errois Lipps fouled to McCorkle. Patton hit l>y pitched hall and steals sec.I ami was thrown out trying for third, MoCorkle to Carnes. I sum (sipped to McCorkle. No runs, no hits, no errors. SIXTH INNING (lilly hit by pitched hall McCorkle sacrificed, McNew- to Patton,GIlly going to third on PaMou's wild throw to sec? ond, linker singhs! to tight, scoring Ollly. Parson- singled lo right, llaukl Hew to Robins and Ilaker was doubled up at second. . Hue run. two hits, one error. Horn fanned. Robins fanned. Thompson popped to Parsons. No inns, no hits, no errnn, seventh INNING Potter Hied to Robins. Met all walked am! stole second tint was caught Stealing third. Km-; walked. Carnes swung three times. No runs, no hits, no errors MoNew- singled lo right and was caught sterdlng. McCorkle to King. Green out. King to Parsons. Richmond singled to left and Lipps fanned No runt", two hits, no errors. EIGHTH INNING tiilly fouled to Thompson, McCorkle walket). Baker (breed McCorkle at sec? ond, Richmond to Oreeu Parson, grounded out, MoNew to Patton No runs, no hits, no errors. Patton out, King lo Parsons. Uoin popped to King. Horn grounded to Parsons. Nonius, no hits, no errors NINTH INNING Banks gonnded out, (Sreeu to Patton, Potter out, itichmond to Patton. McCall douiited to center. King also doubled to center, scoring McCall. Carnes singled to left, scoring King, Carnes caught napping at second, McNew to (Srecn. Two runs, three hits, no errors Robins grounded to Parsons. Thomp? son fanned. MoNow doubled to right Oreen singled to light, scoring McNew. Richmond Hied to Potter. One run, two hits, no errors. Innlugs I 3 II 4 5 6 ! 8 U It II E B. s. G. ii o 1 o l 1 o o ?.> :? to a Dorchester 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 '2 5 5 Earned runs?Big Stone (Sap, II; Dor? chester, t. Two base hits-McCall. '2; King, 1; McNew. 1. Struck out?by McNew, rt: Hanks, (I. Double plays?McCall to King to Par? sons: Robins to Green. Hit by pitcher?McNew, 1; Banks. 1. Umpires - Stephens and Meadows. Time of gamc?t hour and SO minutes. Sttndlnr ol Coal Fields League. Won I.ost I Stonega. . 2 0 Big Stone Gap.1 1 I Keokee.1 1 Dorchester.0 3 High School Games. At Big Stono Gap?Big Stono Gap, 2- Norton, 8. At Appalachia?Coeburn, 4; Appalachia, 2. SCHOOL LEAGUE STANDINO W. L. Pc. Korton II t .7ao Coeburn 'J 1 .087 Out Stone Gap a i WO Appalachia -j ?.' SOO H'l! Stone Onp 0 8 .ft.10 Cupid at Vassar ? iiii- of the most enjoyable plays that lias been given hero in a long time was "Cupid at Vassar" that was given at the AmUXU Theatre, Friday night, bv the Sophomore class of tho High School. All of the girls did well, especially Miss Lnutta Marrs, who was Kate; Miss Bess I'al iner, who was her half sister, nnd Miss Gladys Lite, who was their mother. All girls who have been away to boarding school will appreciate the pre dicnmenl the girls were ii when Miss Lillian Head, who was Miss I'ngo, the matron walked in <>n their miiUniglit fudge party. '.'Shiny' , the lazy negro, couldn't have bi Carried out any better than was by .lack I.ills, nor Hank] Qubbin, the hired man, who was acted by lt. H. Akers. Billy Baker was t be most ardent admirer of Kate, which was one of the leading parts of the play, together with Amos North, acted by l'eler Wolfe, Jr., who was also in love with Kate, but married Wanda. 0 isr <>k 0IIARAOTRR9 ? lohn Willits, a voting archi? tect, Billy Baker. Amos North, a banker, Peter Wolfe. Shirley, the dnrkoy, H, F. Lilts. Hank Grubbin, the hired man, K 11. Akers. Mrs. Newton, Gladys Lyle. Wamla, Bess Palmer, Kate, Launa Marrs. Miss Page; the matron, Lillian Head. Sally Webb. Louise QoodlOO, ill Iii.s AT v ass ak Alice Word, Clara Stewart, Patty Snow, Mntlie Nickles. Mutt'io Hart. Mary Qilley, (lolen Con way, Bills Tacket. Mar? M mil ley, ICunico Dar? nell. Dedication Exercises! Of the Appalachia Church of | Christ, Appalachia, Sun? day. May 17th. MORN I KG BIM? School at 9:1(5, 0 Ii Liu-say. Superintendent. Morning Service. II o'clock Songs. ? Invocation, 0, B. I.lvesay. Scripture Lesson, II C. Comb*. Prayer, G. W Deaden Sermon?Chrlatian Service. (). W. Combs, Benediction, (t Clarke, Dinner on Grounds AFTERNOON?3 o'elook Song. Lord's Supper. Congratulatory Addresses by selected] speakers. Address, (i W Hernien. NIGHT SRRVTOE?4 o'elook Song. InviH-ation. Song. Scripture Lesson. (' It I.lvesay. Prayer. O. W lleaden. Sermon?Our Message, II. 0, Cow I nvltatlon. Dedication Vows?Rending, II. < 'ombs Dedicatory Prayer. 0. B. I.ivesay. Dosologr, Beiiedietion (i. 8. farmer. FINE PIANOS Direct From the Factory At Factory Prices and Easy Terms. THIRTY DAYS KTIBK TRIAL in your own home. I have a special introductory offer to make on tho next three pianos sold in this county. Big reduction In ' prier? .mil terms. Write today. Do it ; now. C. C. BUNKEISSMP, 17-20 Joncsvfile, V? Highly Profit? able Farms. Kann management surveys nro now being conducted in a good many localities in this country. In nearly all of them it has been found that from 2 to Q per cent of the farmers are making vory handsome in? comes. A study of these highly profitable farms with a view to Und wherein they differ from ordinary farms brings out some very interesting relutions. The farms may be divided in? to three classes. One class con? sists of highly specialised farms, when- the farming is not only of the most intunBive character but is of largo magni? tude. Highly successful farms of this class are found only in those localit ies that possess distinct advantages in the mai? ler of markets for perishable farm products or very distinct advantages in the matter of soil and climate. Another class consists of farms producing products of exceptional quality. They are mainly farms on which a very high-priced live stock are pro? duced. These farms are scat? tered more or less throughout the county ami nrennt, numerous any whom. There is, in fact, not room for a large number of such farms in any section. The third class consists of farms that are organized on the tiasis of standard field crops and the orninary types of live? stock farming, but which ore both very large and very woll manager, it is this latter class of farms which appears most commonly in the Middle West, where there is not room for many highly specialized farms. In New ECngland fruit and truck farms, as vvell as farms devoted to the production of the highest class of breeding stock, stand out very prominently amongst the highiy profitable farms. While the highly specialized farm respresons the possibility of great profit, it frequently also represents the possibility of heavy losses on account of ihe tremendous tluctuation in production, and consequently in prices, of products of inten? tensive funning. In the groater portion or the country the great mass of farmers must gain their livelihood from the ordinary field crops and the common types of live stock. The sur? veys clearly demonstrate the fact that in general farming the size of the farm is a vory im? portant factor. The farm should be large enough to give the working force avilnhle to the farmer a maximum of produc? tive labor throughout the year. THEATRICAL liy Baa Patrons of the Amuzu have been expressing themselves as proud of their town's place of amusement us being ono of the mobl up-to-date, cleanest and best picture theatres in Virgin? ia. The pictures being shown from night to night are bound to be the select of the lot which the General Film Company havo. We have bean treated to some sovcral feature* of late, i.ll of which are most approoiat led by the patrons of the Amuzu, an 1 there is no one yet who ba i been heard to regret making a special effort to Bee these features. For tomorrow night we shall have the opportunity of seeing Princess Mona Dark feather in the Kalem two-reel feature, "Indian Blood." Prin? cess Mona Darkfcather is one of the most famous Indian actresses before the public to? day ana it is always a treat to bee her, and her name alone in connection with a picture in? sures a well acted play.